If your local government is interested in referencing the BC Energy Step Code, you’ve come to the right place.

Local governments are asked to signal their intentions to the Energy Step Code Council – through the Province’s Building and Safety Standards Branch – at two key points in the implementation process:

  1. Initial Notification: When a government begins consultation with industry on its proposed approach
  2. Final Notification: When a government establishes or ratifies a bylaw, policy or program that references the BC Energy Step Code

Before completing the initial notification form, please review the provincial policy guide (PDF), the local government best practices guide (PDF, 5MB), and the information below.

Initial Notification

To notify the Energy Step Code Council you have started to consult on the BC Energy Step Code:

  1. Complete the initial notification form (PDF)
  2. Send your form by email to the Building and Safety Standards Branch with the subject: (Name of your local government) Notice of Initial Consultation
  3. Receive an email from the Building and Safety Standards Branch within 10 days confirming receipt of your form

Visit Implementation Updates to find out which local governments have submitted their initial notification.

Final Notification

Local governments are asked to submit the final notification once they have established or ratified a bylaw, policy or program that references the BC Energy Step Code.

  1. Complete the final notification form (Word)
  2. Email your completed form to the Building and Safety Standards Branch at building.safety@gov.bc.ca with the subject: Final Notification on the BC Energy Step Code + Name of Jurisdiction
  3. Receive an email from the Building and Safety Standards Branch within 10 days confirming receipt of your form

These local governments have submitted their final notification, indicating they have established or ratified a bylaw, policy or program that references the BC Energy Step Code (listed alphabetically):

  • City of North Vancouver
  • District of North Vancouver
  • District of West Vancouver

Learn more via Implementation Updates.

Notification Questions and Answers